Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Carbon Forestry

online course
when 15 February 2021 - 5 March 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 750

In cooperation with renowned partner organizations active in the land-use sector, such as UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use and Solidaridad, the Chair of Silviculture at Freiburg University offers this 3-week online course in Carbon Forestry. Highlights of the course include ecological, social, economic & technical aspects of carbon forestry in theory and practice. The course is taught by experienced academics, project developers and auditors, and offers technical basics of developing and evaluating climate change mitigation projects, analysis and validation of project design documents of different types of land-use based carbon projects (REDD, Afforestation/Reforestation, Smart Climate Agriculture, Improved Forest Management etc.). Furthermore, by using a local case study, participants will measure biomass on a local afforestation site or at home and quantify the carbon contents in the lab.
Additionally, participants are trained in established methodologies of specific standards, esp. Afforestation/Reforestation projects, such as under the CDM, Verra/VCS or Gold Standard.

Course leader

Dr. Sabine Reinecke

Target group

Forest carbon project developers, scientists with a research interest in Carbon Forestry, employees of governmental institutions, NGOs dealing with land use issues or similar.

Course aim

Training and promoting future project developers and land use experts

Fee info

EUR 750: The course fee is 750€.


Partial scholarships available, more information on our website.